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News Archive for "Housing"

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Lucy Newman to Lead Dedicated Public Housing Unit at LAS

The newly created unit will focus on advancing Legal Aid's public housing work through litigation and advocacy.
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LAS: Housing Families with Children at Floyd Bennett Field is Unacceptable

A tour of the facility revealed that it falls woefully short of providing the accommodations that this vulnerable population needs and deserves.
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LAS: City Must Not House New Arrivals in Tents

Passing out tents as winter approaches is a mockery of the City’s legal and moral obligation to provide safe shelter to people without homes.
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LAS Decries Hospital’s Attempt to Evict Longtime Residents

Maimonides Medical Center has filed 37 eviction cases across seven buildings so far.
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LAS Condemns City’s Plan to House Families with Children in Cubicles

Private rooms, not open cubicles, are needed to ensure the safety of families with children and to reduce the transmission of infectious disease.
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LAS Decries City’s Plan to Limit Shelter Stays for Families with Children

The Adams Administration's callous plan to cap shelter stays at 60 days will disrupt the one stable place in the lives of homeless students.
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LAS Decries Mayor’s Shameful Attempt to End Right to Shelter

The abhorrent and unnecessary maneuver is a betrayal of the City’s commitment towards ensuring that no one is relegated to living - or dying - on the streets.
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LAS Hails Biden Action to Grant Work Permits for Venezuelan Immigrants

The President’s decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans will benefit both asylum seekers and the United States.
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LAS: Limiting Cases Will Help Preserve NYC’s Landmark Tenant Protection Program

A new report suggests limiting the number of eviction cases for attorneys in the City's Right to Counsel program to 48 in one year.
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Op-Ed: We Must Keep New York’s Right to Shelter

Housing advocates are warning the City is seeking to put the constitutionally required protections, that have long served as a baseline of humanity and decency, at serious risk.
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